Win an Amplicomms Power Tel M6300

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Simple Phone makes a Big Noise – the amplicomms PowerTel M6300

The battery on the amplicomms M6300 will last around 7 days, with a ring tone that will match a Rolling Stones concert, at 90dB’s and powerful vibrate, so you won’t miss any calls.  You’ll also be able to hear conversations, as the volume booster button will increase the call much louder than a regular mobile.

In case of an emergency, the M6300 eases the stress as it comes with an SOS button to call 5 selected nearest and dearest until the call is answered.  

The M6300 is an amplified phone designed for people with hearing loss, but for simple phone calls, text messaging,Bluetooth connectivity and a long battery life this is one of the Smartest Phones you need.  

Customers at heart of specialist continence products

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Ontex, is a leading international producer of disposable personal hygiene solutions for all generations. Offering a comprehensive range of urinary continence products, supported by a dedicated team of professionals providing leading levels of customer service.

Recognising the importance of face-to face contact with customers, Ontex has invested in a large team of qualified nurses who offer training and support (on their iD and Lille branded products) to Care Homes and the NHS. Ontex is a key supplier to over 300 NHS organisations and is currently NHS Scotland’s preferred supplier.

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CMG’s Avenue Road celebrates an ‘Outstanding’ week

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Staff and service users at Care Management Group (CMG) are celebrating after they received their third ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for their Avenue Road service in South Norwood.

Avenue Road joins their Kings Road service in Hampshire and Ridgeway service in Essex in receiving the rating.

CMG, a leading provider of residential care, supported living services and domiciliary care for people with learning disabilities, can now celebrate having 80 services across the country rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’, with the vast majority receiving the ‘good’ rating across all five inspection areas. 

Hft makes key recommendations in response to the Government’s “Improving Lives” Green Paper

Hft, a national charity that supports adults with learning disabilities has submitted its response to the joint Department of Health & Department for Work & Pensions Green Paper Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. The Green Paper sets out the Government’s strategy to meet its manifesto ambition to half the disability employment gap.

Whilst Hft broadly welcomed the recommendations made within the Green Paper, the charity had five key demands arising from the consultation. They were:

A return to local commissioning of employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities, allowing work coaches to build up a detailed knowledge of the needs of both the local business and people seeking supported employment.

Ambitious Charity Unveils Progress of Innovative New Housing

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THE CONSTRUCTION of six pioneering homes set to transform the lives of those with disabilities is well underway in Dundee.

Designed and created by Blackwood, one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers, the hugely innovative houses will set a new standard of accessibility by combining technology, modern construction and engagement to meet customers’ changing needs.

Since it built its first home in Dundee in 1972, Blackwood has endeavored to be a pioneer in accessible housing. Today, the Blackwood vision is to be able to offer beautiful, accessible and affordable homes.

Being legally blind didn't stop me

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My name is gough from Beernuts Productions, a predominately film production company, based in Australia. I say predominately because we also produce audio downloads and books. 

So why would U Can 2 ask me to write on their blog? Well I am legally blind. I had a hemorrhagic stroke when I was an infant which caused me to loose most of my eye sight. So I guess my career choice is somewhat surprising.

Wrea Green Equitation Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Instructor Sarah Hodgetts with Solo

Local equitation centre, Wrea Green is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day. 

Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses.

Taking place from 10th-12th March 2017, Disabled Access Day aims to encourage disabled people to visit somewhere new. It could simply be a trip to a local coffee shop or restaurant or to places further afield like famous British tourist attractions.

Measuring success by growing independence

Rebecca receives her certificate from the Mayor of Croydon

For Joseph Osoba and his team at a supported living service in Penge, South East London, while it tugs at the heart-strings to say ‘goodbye’ to the individuals they support when they move out and start living independently, it is also a time for celebration.

“They all have learning disabilities and associated mental health issues, and they come to us for support in learning the skills that will enable them to live on their own, so when they’re ready to move on, it means we’ve done our job,’ Joseph said, “but it’s always hard to see them go.”

The latest success story from Joseph’s service, Crystal House, is 24-year-old Harrison, who lived with them for just over a year.

Models with disabilities needed for photoshoots

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A modeling and acting company are looking for children and adults with learning or physical disabilities to take part in a professional photo shoot.

Social care professional, Laura Johnson and performing arts teacher, Zoe Proctor,recently established Zebedee Management as they wanted to see better representation of people with disabilities within fashion, media and the arts. They areholding a series of photoshoots around Sheffield and Lincolnshire.

Koller Supports a Community Transport Event in Devon

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The annual Transport for Your Community Conference will once again take place on 1 March in the Kenn Centre, Exeter, and Koller, specialists in the design and manufacture of wheelchair accessible vehicle products, will be showing their support for the event by exhibiting several products from their range.

Transport for Your Community (TFYC) represents and provides support to a range of community transport providers across Devon. The annual conference brings together a variety of suppliers who deliver an invaluable service to people in the county.

Campaigners renew calls on government to take action on MenB vaccine

Campaigners are calling on the government to take action a year after the death of two-year-old Faye Burdett, who fell ill with Meningitis B. 

Her death signalled the largest ever public health petition to allow children up to the age of five to receive the Meningitis B vaccine, instead of existing plans which restricts the jab to babies between the ages of two and five months old. 

More than 820,000 people signed the petition to extend the programme to cover other age groups, as existing provision only protects around 25% of cases.

Campaigners would also like to see adolescents vaccinated to reduce the amount of bacteria that causes meningitis to be carried and spread.

Charity embarks on campaign to increase social care funding amid "sweetheart deal" claims

hft-five-final-logo-01.jpgA national charity that works to support adults with learning disabilities has spoken out in concern over claims that Surrey County Council is involved in a "sweetheart deal" with the government. 

Hft is embarking on a campaign to get local authorities to support calls to increase central government funding for the learning disability sector by five per cent. 

Campaign launches to develop deeper understanding of attitudes towards home adaptations

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A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to fund research into older people’s views on adapted homes.

It is hoped insight drawn from the work will help to improve support services and enable more people to live independently.

The campaign, launched on Crowdfunder – www.crowdfunder.co.uk/consumer-views-on-home-adaptations-for-disability – has been set up by Foundations, the national body for England’s 200 not-for-profit home improvement agencies.

William Merritt Charity Moves into New Disable Living Centre

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The William Merritt Disabled Living Centre have moved into a newly renovated building in Leeds and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and the Lord and Lady Mayoress officially unveiled the plaque on Friday 27th January 2017 and on Saturday the local community enjoyed the continued celebrations and got the opportunity to have a look around the new Centre. Guests enjoyed cake, sweets donated from Haribo, and samples from Wiltshire Farm Foods.

What it’s really like to date with a disability

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Often surrounded by misconceptions, Leslie Ostrander, an Ambassador of Bard Care, sets the record straight. 

Can I find love, true love after spinal cord injury?  Who will love me just as I am?  I asked myself these questions for years.  I was confident in many areas of my life.  I conquered snow skiing, competed in “beauty” pageants (I was really after the scholarship money), and attended college.  But love?  Somehow that seemed unattainable.

I was in my early twenties and was satisfied with my life.  I had a great career.  I had a chic one-bedroom apartment in the suburb of Atlanta.  I travelled.  I had a core group of supporting friends.  I was comfortable with who I had become and the direction my life was headed.